Did global oil companies know that fossil fuel use causes climate change while still trying to convince consumers otherwise? Attorneys representing Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and dozens of other states and municipalities believe they did, and think corporations should be on the hook to pay for mitigating the harms of warming oceans, rising temperatures and other environmental crises. The joint legal action by Annapolis and Anne Arundel, filed last year, took a major step forward last week when a judge ruled their cases should be tried in state court rather than before a federal bench.
Climate change lawsuits filed by Annapolis and Anne Arundel County can proceed in Maryland courts, judge says
October 10, 2022